On April 26, 1986, the Chornobyl nuclear disaster occurred in Pripyat, Ukraine. This was the worst nuclear power plant catastrophe in history resulting in tremendous casualties and long term contamination effects that are still reverberating to this day. Read more...
Unfolding Matter: An Exhibition at Hubbard Street Lofts
Landscape is both a physical space and an aesthetic construction. It is the land that surrounds us and upon which we live, and it is the organization of that exterior space within a genre of the visual arts. Any artist whose practice connects with land, earth, or terrain, is dealing from the beginning with that twin focus, looking both outwards to the world and then back into the interior world. Read more...
Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge is the second collaboration between the Muskegon Museum of Art and guest curator Geary Jones. In our first show, Innovators and Legends (2012-2015), the focus was on teachers and mentors, revealing how each new generation expanded upon the innovations they inherited. This time, Geary envisioned a grander approach: to invite a group of major artists from around the world and then enhance that core show with a jury-selected body of work. Read more...
Global Images of U.S. Women is a collection of postcard-sized drawings from around the world of what people think about American women. This exhibition started at the Slippery Rock University, PA in 2015 as a collaboration between Art Department and Womens Studies Department. Read more...
In many cases, contemporary Polish textile art presents diversification of techniques despite continuing to show vestiges of traditional tapestry. Unquestionably, the point of convergence is, however, the mixture of erudition with craft techniques, which can be observed even in Polands rigorous textile education, alongside refinement in the resulting body of work, contrasting as well by the use of all sorts of materials.
by Silvia Piza-Tandlich
In honor of the 80th anniversary of the Holodomor-Famine-Genocide of 1932-1933 in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago is organizing the exhibition Artists Respond to Genocide. Read more...
UIMA Chicago, IL October 4, 2013 - December 1, 2013
Notes from the First Jury Meeting - the official list of participants. Read more...
July 19 to August 10, 2013
33 Contemporary Gallery
Zhou B. Art Center
1029 W. 35th St.
Chicago, IL 60609
(for the record: in the Triennial main exhibition I did not participated)
Exhibition at H.F.Johnson Art Gallery at Carthage College, Kenosha,WI
If now is the winter of our discontent, as the Bard wrote, lighten things up by visiting the Carthage College H.F. Johnson Art Gallery...
...Launched in 1996, this premier, international exhibition highlights the best of international contemporary hand woven tapestry...
Just a part of Rebecca Mezoff's cowering of ATB9 at Fort Wayne.
For full coverage of the exhibition, search on her blog.
Clip from Art China TV from opening of exhibition in Nantong, November 8th.
October 19 December 16, 2012
The Dairy Barn Arts Center
8000 Dairy Lane
Athens, OH 45701-9393
January 12 February 23, 2013
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 East Main Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
... i've walked all over you
took for granted your
strength and beauty
tallest to my eyes
you stand 110 stories ...
July 7 August 30, 2012
Main Branch of the Public Library
Long Beach, California
The exhibition showcases works (...) demonstrating that the poetry and magic of Shakespeares great works continue to remain relevant to artists of today.
February 17th - April 1st
The Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. 111th St.
Chicago, IL 60655
... As a group, the work is thought-provoking with each artist using their own unique visual language to address modern day issues such as gender, politics, and the environment...
November 28, 2011 through January 28, 2012
104 Ann Street, Newburgh, NY 12550
... The classic four elements refer to ancient beliefs based on natural observation of the world around us and the components that make up that world or network...
October 1-October 30, 2011
Artists in the Chicago area are using images of earth, wind, fire and water to create an exhibit that looks like a periodic table...
From Huffington Post: Chicago Culture.
July 15- August 13, 2011
33 Contemporary Gallery
Zhou B Art Center, Chicago
... unique metaphorical portraits of his/her animal spirit, or that of another person, place, thing, or even society as a whole...
March 29 - May 19, 2011
H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art
... inspired community dialogues about visual art by intersecting unlikely populations -- such as office and retail workers, students, tourists, theater goers and others in ways they would normally never interact...
October 15th - November 12
My Venue: Block 37
October 2nd - November 14th 2009
Tom Robinson Studio Gallery
2416 W. North Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60647
33 Collective Gallery
The Gloria F. Ross Tapestry Program - University of Arizona,Tuscon - fosters the creative practice and cultural study of tapestry-making from ancient to modern times. The Programs research projects and public programs address the art of traditional and contemporary tapestry, handwoven around the world. We encourage the scholarly understanding and public appreciation of tapestries.
Directed by: Kanika Myer --- Cinematographer: P.S.Vinod --- Music by: Pt. Ravi Shankar & Nitin Sawhney
Khadi is made of cotton, silk, or wool spun on a charkha, a simple spinning wheel. The khadi industry was founded by Mahatma Ghandi in the 1920s, as part of the Indian freedom movement. Under British Colonial rule, Indian cotton was shipped to England to be spun and woven in British mills. The traditional charkha was bulky and too expensive for the average Indian, so Ghandi held a contest to design an affordable, portable charkha. The resulting "book" charkha and the khadi cloth industry enabled Indians to spin, weave, and market their own cotton and eventually led to self-rule and economic independence. To the Indian people, khadi still symbolizes independence: to this day, most politicians in India are seen only in khadi clothing, and the flag of India is only legally allowed to be made from khadi cloth.
A group of Mongolian nomads work together to make felt the traditional way.